More Key Comic Books of 1986

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1986

To repeat the caveat I gave on main 1980’s page [which has links to see other years within the decade], the list you are about to see involves no judgment or pricing data, but rather simply ranks the universe of comics published in 1986 — by publishers other than Marvel or D.C. for this particular page — according to how many copies have passed through CGC’s doors to date, to tease out a list of more key comic books of 1986 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1986 comics from this exercise, but we will not necessarily get an all-encompassing list. So without further ado, here below is a list of the top 50 most-submitted comics from publishers other than Marvel or D.C. from 1986 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1986; top 50 D.C. comics of 1986; all key comics from 1986 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 251 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7 1986 Mirage Studios
2. 194 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 1986 Mirage Studios
3. 181 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 1986 Mirage Studios
4. 151 Donatello, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 8/86 Mirage Studios
5. 126 Miracleman #9 7/86 Eclipse
6. 113 Michaelangelo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 1986 Mirage Studios
7. 110 Leonardo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 12/86 Mirage Studios
8. 109 Megaton #3 2/86 Megaton
9. 103 Turtlemania Special #1 1986 Metropolis Comics
10. 94 Dark Horse Presents #1 7/86 Dark Horse Comics
11. 92 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 9/86 Mirage Studios
12. 92 Miracleman #5 1/86 Eclipse
13. 80 Miracleman #6 2/86 Eclipse
14. 79 Airboy #5 9/86 Eclipse
15. 73 Miracleman #10 12/86 Eclipse
16. 67 Miracleman #7 4/86 Eclipse
17. 64 Deadworld #1 1986 Arrow Comics
18. 59 Jonny Quest #1 6/86 Comico
19. 57 Miracleman #8 6/86 Eclipse
20. 56 How to Draw The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 1986 Solson Publications
21. 51 Death Rattle #8 12/86 Kitchen Sink Press
22. 51 Gobbledygook #1 12/86 Mirage Studios
23. 51 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Third Printing 1986 Mirage Studios
24. 45 Grendel v2 ##1 10/86 Comico
25. 35 Realm #4 9/86 Arrow Comics
26. 33 Solson Christmas Special #1 1986 Solson Publications
27. 31 Usagi Yojimbo Summer Special #1 10/86 Fantagraphics Books
28. 31 True Love #1 1/86 Eclipse
29. 29 Grips #1 9/86 Silverwolf Comics
30. 28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Training Manual #1 1986 Solson Publications
31. 28 Jonny Quest #5 10/86 Comico
32. 26 Jonny Quest #3 8/86 Comico
33. 24 Grendel #1 10/86 Comico
34. 22 Airboy #1 7/86 Eclipse
35. 22 Adventurers #1 8/86 Aircel
36. 21 Crossfire and Rainbow #4 9/86 Eclipse
37. 19 Mad #266 10/86 E.C. Comics
38. 17 Critters #1 6/86 Fantagraphics Books
39. 16 Adventurers 1 Variant Cover 8/86 Aircel
40. 16 Cherry #3 1986 Last Gasp
41. 15 First Comics Graphic Novel #9 11/86 First Comics
42. 15 Realm #1 1986 Arrow Comics
43. 14 World of Wood #2 5/86 Eclipse
44. 14 Cerebus the Aardvark #82 1/86 Aardvark-Vanaheim
45. 14 Gore Shriek #1 1986 FantaCo Enterprises
46. 13 Alien Encounters #8 8/86 Eclipse
47. 13 Mage #15 12/86 Comico
48. 12 World of Wood #1 5/86 Eclipse
49. 12 Cerebus the Aardvark #89 8/86 Aardvark-Vanaheim
50. 12 Grimjack #26 9/86 First Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1986

For even more key comic books of 1986, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1986; top 50 D.C. comics of 1986; all key comics from 1986, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1980s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂